Category Archives: Big Band

A Silver Anniversary

I’m writing this in the car…please excuse the typos! The Big Band celebrated its silver anniversary last night. 25 years is quite a milestone for the longevity of anything, especially a band. Mr. C was a founding member, and since … Continue reading

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Brought to you by the letter Z for Jazz, baby!

Zap! …I really can’t believe the month is over and this is the last A-Z challenge post! No more daily Nita in your inbox! I love the letter Z. There are a lot of great things I could have written … Continue reading

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L is for the Land of Make Believe

The Land of Make Believe by Chuck Mangione, brought to you by The Big Band, Whitehorse Yukon.  This is the piece that opened Rockin’ the Casbah – the stage show I produced in 2011.  I’m at the far right of … Continue reading

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I Got Rhythm

This is my friend Colleen McCarthy on the trombone in I Got Rhythm with The Big Band in Whitehorse, Yukon.  She really rocks this number. Enjoy! .     Iā€™m participating in the Blogging From A-Z challenge.  One blog post for each letter of the alphabet, … Continue reading

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a De-lovely Dream!

It’s delightful, it’s delicious, it’s delectable, it’s delirious, it’s dilemma, it’s de limit, it’s deluxe, it’s de-lovely! Am I dreaming? Today’s post is brought to you by the letter D! Here are Colin Donnell and Laura Osnes singing “Its De-Lovely” … Continue reading

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Brought to you by the Letter B

For your listening pleasure, I present to you a whole lot of letter Bs!  The venue is the fabulous Yukon Arts Center, Whitehorse Yukon, part of the last show I produced there. Rockin’ the Casbah, March 19, 2011. Some of … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Bellydance & Big Band

Two of the things I miss the most all wrapped up into one pretty package! I miss the creative expression that choreographing for the troupe allowed me to indulge in. And DAMN I miss playing that big band music! From … Continue reading

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Happy International Dance Day!

In honour of today being the International Day of Dance, I’m going to share some of my previous dance life with you! You can find more here and here. …if you’re on a device, you’ll need to view this in … Continue reading

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The Mills Brothers

Doing my part to put a little swing on your back porch this chilly Wednesday evening!

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Walking in Whitehorse: the Millennium Trail

Take a walk with me today! The Millennium Trail is my favourite Whitehorse walk. Starting at the S.S. Klondike, it follows the Yukon River in a 5 km loop, crossing the river at the Whitehorse Dam. It takes about an … Continue reading

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Rockin’ the Casbah Finale (finally!)

One by one, I’m finally getting all of the show cuts up here for your viewing pleasure. šŸ™‚ Visiting this show has really made me miss my troupe. This was one butt-kicking dance troupe, let me tell ya! Talk about … Continue reading

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The Big Band at Fireweed Market

Two weeks ago (June 20th) we played at the Fireweed Market. For your listening pleasure, here we are playing Hay Burner! (if you’re getting this via email, you may need to go directly to the website to view the performance) … Continue reading

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